Full Speed Ahead
– Retrospective exhibition with Marianne Lindberg De Geer
Photo: Rebecca Afzelius
Färgfabriken presents a large retrospective exhibition with the works of artist, playwright and director Marianne Lindberg De Geer (b.1946), to open in May 2017. The exhibition, Full Speed Ahead shows an extensive selection of MLDG:s paintings, films, sculptures, collages and audio works, but also involves her as a playwright and as an active voice in contemporary debate.
MLDG:s public works has sparked debate. An example is her work Jag tänker på mig själv (I am thinking of myself) - Växjö, which portrays the artist naked in two versions, in an anorectic body and an overweight one - a sculpture that has been the target of vandalism several times. MLDG is just as noticed for the hundreds of collages with the same title, I am thinking of myself, which is an on-going project where the artist places herself in historical situations while simultaneously changing the meaning of the image.
MLDG will also be present in the exhibition program of artist talks, public discussions, seinars and special screenings of MLDG:s films with the artist present. The program will be presented here during spring of 2017.
Date & Location
May 6 - November 29, 2017
Some voices about MLDG:
"For thirty years, Marianne Lindberg De Geer has been touching and upsetting people with her paintings, collages, sound works and sculptures. A luminous oeuvre, one of Sweden’s at once the most consistent and unpredictable. / - - - / I'm thinking: what wealth, what courage . Marianne Lindberg De Geer's popularity easily obscures the fact that much of what she has done have also been controversial. "
Dan Jönsson, DN, March 2010
"At one level these images, in an unusually literal sense, are about identification: with her own face as a paper doll Marianne Lindberg De Geer dresses up as everything between Jesus and Freud, Palme and the Mona Lisa - and the whole history of art is her costume wardrobe.”
Leif Nylén, the epilogue in the book, I am thinking of myself, 1994
"There’s no longer a basic security. There is no hidden agenda of invisible confidence. MLDG activates the angry, desperate and despairing ugliness that is not easily replaced by the expensive order of beauty and quality when you are fed up. The people you meet in her art and drama are exposed, there are no golden parachutes."
Aase Berg, from the prologue to Five plays, 2012.